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RULE OF THIRDS PORTRAITS

February 23, 2015

    My granddaughters are very precious in my life.  They don’t like me to photograph them, so when they give in and let me I get very excited. The above are a few of my favorites. If you are drawn to their eyes, then I have fulfilled the rule of thirds guidelines. BE ENCOURAGED! […]

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: SCALE

February 7, 2015

I searched through my archive of photos and came up with a few that I feel fit this weeks challenge. AMISH SCHOOL HOUSE & BUGGY   Not far from the hustle and bustle of city life live the Amish of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. These deeply religious people shun the conveniences of modern society to live […]

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: DEPTH

January 30, 2015

  DEPTH OF THE LOVE BIRDS “Love can take you from any depth and place you on the highest mountain.” ― Bryant McGill   BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED! WPC

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: EXPRESS YOURSELF

January 23, 2015

ROC  PITT MASCOT A wonderful portrait of self-expression is in the form of a school mascot.  They add levity, excitement and interest to a game or pep rallies.  Their job is to provide opportunities to excite the crowd and get everyone ready for cheering on their favorite team. They typically dance and do motions to […]

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: SHADOWED GRAND CANYON

January 12, 2015

SHADOWS IN LIFE “Periodically a shadow my hover over our lives, but don’t allow it to shut out or hide the beauty beneath.” Francine Gassette “Nothing good comes from hiding in the shadows” ― David A. Broughton This photo of the Grand Canyon was taken a few years ago.  It wasn’t until I downloaded it, […]

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: MONUMENT

April 12, 2014

CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS I have posted a number of memorials and monuments in the past on this blog. I search my archives and found these photos of Christopher Columbus’ Monument located on the North Side of Pittsburgh. When I was in elementary school our teacher taught us the below poem to remember the history of Columbus. […]

CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE: PATTERNS

April 11, 2014

ZEBRA BACK INSIDE DOME OF THE CAPITAL WASHINGTON, D.C. BOTTOM OF ROCK POOL CEILING CONCERT HALL I leave you with the patterns of dancing waters that I filmed in Station Square of Pittsburgh, a few years ago. DANCING WATERS Take a visit over to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge for more patterns. BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!

TAGGED “N” FOR NOSES

April 11, 2014

ANIMAL NOSES Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face Be glad your nose is on your face, not pasted on some other place, for if it were where it is not, you might dislike your nose a lot. Imagine if your precious nose were sandwiched in between your toes, that clearly would not be […]

MASCOTS FROM PITTSBURGH

April 1, 2014

PIRATE PARROT The Pirate Parrot introduced in 1979, The Pirate Parrot is the popular costumed mascot of the Pittsburgh Pirates. He entertains the crowds at all Pirates home games by dancing, interacting with fans — young and old — and leading cheers. In addition, The Parrot often appears at events and fundraisers throughout the region, […]

CEE’S ODD BALL PHOTO CHALLENGE: WEEK 5

March 30, 2014

 THE GUMBALL MACHINE Do you remember as a child saving your penny, nickel or quarter to feed into the gumball machine?  Originally one penny, the standard cost of one gumball in the United States is now a quarter. During my childhood this piece of bubble gum cost a nickel.  The machines could be found in the supermarket, the corner […]

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